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Mandala Art Project Inspires Creativity and Connection

Mandala Art Project Inspires Creativity and Connection

Madison Reid, Spring 2024 Hattie M. Strong Scholarship Recipient

Madison Reid, Elementary Education, Spring 2024 Hattie M. Strong Scholarship Recipient

Megan Brown, Spring 2024 Hattie M. Strong Scholarship Recipient

Megan Brown, Elementary Education, Spring 2024 Hattie M. Strong Scholarship Recipient

IBEC Wins NHCS Battle of the Books

Congratulations to the Battle of the Books team at Isaac Bear Early College High School! The IBEC team won the high school division of the New...

Rilee Seering, Spring 2024 Hattie M. Strong Scholarship Recipient

Rilee Seering, MAT in Elementary Education, Spring 2024 Hattie M. Strong Scholarship Recipient

Savannah Everhart, Spring 2024 Hattie M. Strong Scholarship Recipient

Savannah Everhart , MAT in Elementary Education, Spring 2024 Hattie M. Strong Scholarship Recipient

Wilmington Regional SeaPerch Competition

Middle and high school students from New Hanover, Onslow and Pender counties participated in the 2024 Regional SeaPerch Competition hosted by...

Waccamaw Siouan Elders Participate in CTP Conference

In a historic first, UNCW’s Watson College of Education welcomed 11 Elders from the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe to campus in February, where they...

Taylor Stanley, Spring 2024 Hattie M. Strong Scholarship Recipient

Taylor Stanley, MAT in Secondary Education, Spring 2024 Hattie M. Strong Scholarship Recipient

STEM SENC Supports STEM Youth Congress

With support from STEM SENC, eight students from Southeastern North Carolina participated in the 2024 Changemakers in STEM Youth Congress, held...

Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad

More than 800 middle school and high school students participated in the 2024 Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad hosted by WCE’s CESTEM on...

WCE Hosts Workforce Development Breakfast

WCE was pleased to welcome regional leaders to campus for a Workforce Learning & Development Breakfast on March 5. Bill Kawczynski, Brigadier...

Southeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair

CESTEM hosted the Southeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair on February 10. The event provides an opportunity for third-to 12th-grade...

UNCW Introduces EdD with Community College Specialization

UNCW’s Watson College of Education has introduced a new specialization in the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Community...

Kimberly Walrod Receives STEM Educator Award

Kimberly Walrod ’23 has received the STEM/STEAM Educator of the Year Award from Bell Fork Elementary School in Jacksonville, NC.

Jenn Hatch Knight Receives NASUP Boundary Spanner Award

Jenn Hatch Knight has received NASUP’s PK20 Boundary Spanner Award for her outstanding work with UNCW’s partnership schools and school...

WCE Partnership with SEA-Tech

The NASUP PDS Award also recognized WCE’s close collaboration with SEA-Tech High School which includes a unique tutoring-mentoring experience...

Spring 2024 Future Teacher Conference

More than 125 students from 15 area schools participated in the Spring 2024 Future Teacher Conference, held March 15 at UNCW’s Watson College...

Upcoming Events

Information sessions for Workforce Learning & Development program will be held in May and June, and WCE will host a Regional Eggs & Issues...

WCE Partnership with Isaac Bear

The NASUP PDS Award recognized WCE’s unique partnership with Isaac Bear Early College High School which includes on-campus opportunities for...

UNCW PDS Receives National Award for School Partnerships

UNCW’s Watson College of Education and two partnership high schools in New Hanover County have received the 2024 Exemplary PDS Award from the...

UNCW Names New Watson College Dean

Dr. Tracy Linderholm will assume her new role as the college’s chief academic and administrative officer on June 24, 2024.

UNCW Extends Enrollment Deposit Deadline to May 15 to Support Students, Families

UNCW Extends Enrollment Deposit Deadline to May 15

New Graduate Program in Music Education

UNCW has introduced a new Music Education program that enables teachers to earn a graduate-level certificate and National Board Certification....

Congratulations to December 2023 Graduates

In December, the Watson College of Education celebrated the achievements of our most recent graduates!

Ray Pastore Named to Editorial Team

Watson College Professor Ray Pastore has joined the Editorial Team for Verizon’s Parenting in a Digital World.

WCE Alumni Named NCCAT BTOY Finalists

Madison Ayers ’22 and Katie Adams ’22 are finalists the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2024 Empower NC...

New "It Begins with Teachers" Videos

The Watson College is pleased to share new “It Begins with Teachers” videos featuring students enrolled in WCE elementary education and...

Isabel Garcia Named National STEM Champion

Isaac Bear sophomore Isabel Garcia has been named a National STEM Champion. She also took top honors at the Regional Science and Engineering Fair,...

UNCW Announces Alumni Association Distinguished Awards Recipients

The University of North Carolina Wilmington has announced the recipients of the 2024 UNCW Alumni Association Distinguished Awards. The...

Spring 2024 Commencement: Five Ceremonies Planned May 10-11

University of North Carolina Wilmington will hold five commencement exercises for the Class of 2024. All five ceremonies, scheduled May 10-11, will...

Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW Surpasses Historic Milestone

The largest and most ambitious campaign in UNC Wilmington history, Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW, surpassed its $125 million stretch goal...

UNCW Class of 2023 Takes Flight

UNCW held three ceremonies during its fall 2023 commencement exercises on Dec. 15-16 to graduate approximately 2,550 students. All ceremonies were...

UNCW Receives Accreditation Reaffirmation from SACSCOC

The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools...

UNCW Receives State Department Grant to Train Ukrainian ESL Teachers 

UNCW received a $73,200 U.S. Department of State grant to design a professional development program for English as a Foreign Language teachers from...

AT&T Contributes $40,000 for Virtual Ed Lab Program

AT&T has gifted $40,000 to support a UNCW Betty Holden Stike Education Laboratory program that will provide afterschool virtual tutoring...

Envisioning the Future: UNCW Seeks Input for Campus Master Plan

UNCW is in the process of formulating a long-term comprehensive campus master plan to support the university’s mission and vision.

Degree in Workforce Learning and Development Coming Fall 2024 

The program is offered entirely online with applied learning opportunities. UNCW will begin accepting applications in January. 

Esports Celebrates New Gaming Lab

The UNCW Esports program celebrated the grand opening of the new “Esports Gaming Lab,” a state-of-the-art electronic sports facility...

Impact Like No Other: UNCW Celebrates Its Research Leaders

The achievements, scholarly productivity and creative works of UNCW’s research leaders were formally applauded at the 16th annual research...

UNCW Celebrates Faculty Award Recipients at Fall Faculty Meeting

UNCW recognized faculty who have made significant contributions in teaching, research and service during its Fall Faculty Meeting on Sept. 14.

UNCW Receives $177,639 in NEH Funding

Two teams at the University of North Carolina Wilmington were named among humanities projects nationwide to receive grant funding from the National...

You Belong Here: UNCW Welcomes the Class of 2027 

More than 2,500 first-year and transfer students participated in an academic ceremonial rite of passage as UNCW officially welcomed the Class of...

New Leadership at Watson College of Education

Dr. Van Dempsey is leaving his position as dean, effective July 14.

UNCW Wins First Place at DigiFest® for Esports Documentary

The UNCW media production team received a 2023 Digi Award at the recent DigiFest® Temecula in California. “Game On UNCW: Esports +...

A Site to See: UNCW Launches New Website

The University of North Carolina Wilmington has launched its new uncw.edu website to enhance the user experience.

UNCW Class of 2023 Officially Lifts Off

More than 3,180 graduates were officially honored with degrees May 12-13.

Yvonne Marsan Honored with 2023 Staff Award for Excellence

Yvonne Marsan is this year’s recipient of the UNCW Staff Award for Excellence. Marsan was among 20 individuals and 1 team nominated by UNCW...

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